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Burleson Ferry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Burleson Ferry ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Burleson Ferry (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Burleson Ferry. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Burleson Ferry ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burleson Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burleson Ferry, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burleson Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Burleson Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burleson Ferry.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Burleson Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rather Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Rountree Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Thach Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Crow Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hartselle Memory Gardens [Map]      
  SE Slayton Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Center Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hunley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Thatch Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peebles Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Zeitler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Reeves Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Meyer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Troup Cemetery [Map]      
  E Kolb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Woodsides Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  N Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ashford Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Somerville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hundley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Quarter Lot Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Raper Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Waugh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leemon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ragland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Burleson Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Burleson Ferry.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Burleson Ferry, with the one closest to Burleson Ferry listed first.

Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Burleson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,179 people in 2015)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burleson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burleson Ferry
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Burleson Ferry
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Burleson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2015)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Burleson Ferry
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Burleson Ferry
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,493 people in 2015)
 - Hartselle had a post office and railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Burleson Ferry
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Burleson Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burleson Ferry in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Burleson Ferry is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Burleson Ferry. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Burleson Ferry:

Morgan     (The home county for Burleson Ferry)
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Burleson Ferry, see our County-by-County Page for Burleson Ferry.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Burleson Ferry:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burleson Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morgan County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Burleson Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burleson Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burleson Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5481, Longitude: -86.9361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burleson Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Burleson Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burleson Ferry.


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